DEWALT DWE7491RS Table Saw Review [2023 Update]

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DEWALT DWE7491RS Table Saw Review [2023 Update]

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DEWALT has a well-earned reputation as being a trusted name in industrial power tools, and the DWE7491RS jobsite table saw will ensure they stay at the top of their game. This 10” jobsite table saw replaces the DW744XRS, and it has some serious upgrades including a wider rip capacity, advanced safety features, and a roll-up capability that offers unprecedented portability.
Editor's Rating: 4.4/5

At a glance

  • 15-amp motor
  • 1 ¾ HP motor
  • Blade speed: 4800 RPM
  • 2-inch dust collection port
  • Table dimensions: 26 ¼ x 22 inches
  • Product dimensions: 31 x 24.5 x 31 inches
  • Weight: 90 pounds
  • Max Rip cut to right of blade: 32 ½ inches
  • Max Rip cut to left of blade: 22 inches
  • Warranty: 3-year limited

What's in the box

  • Jobsite saw
  • 10" 24-Tooth Carbide Blade
  • Rolling Stand
  • Push Stick
  • Miter Gauge
  • Rip Fence
  • 2x Blade Wrenches
  • Blade Guard Assembly


More Powerful Motor

The powerful 15-amp motor and 4,800 RPM provides more speed and flexibility for ripping materials. The DEWALT DWE7491RS can handle ¾” plywood as well as 2x framing material and 1x maple.

Accuracy and Precision

Rack and Pinion Telescoping Rail System allows for fast, smooth and accurate adjustments. It also serves as a support for ripping wider materials.

Best in Class Rip Capacity

32 1/2” Rip capacity means you can handle bigger cuts and large shelving materials. This number is for the right side. On the left, the max is 22 inches. For a portable jobsite saw, this rip capacity is excellent.

Innovative Designs

The patented material support systems and flip over ripping fence allow for narrow rip cuts.

Convenient and Ergonomically Designed

  • Wheeled design for enhanced portability.
  • Onboard storage system, so you can easily access the blade guard assembly, riving knife, fence, miter gauge, wrenches, push stick and cord. Never lose a push stick again!
  • Telescoping fence rails retract to create a more compact and portable package.
  • Flip fence allows for compact storage while still being able to cut wider materials. It’s like having the best of both worlds.
  • A mobile stand that’s sturdy and easy to set up. It can be stored vertically to fit in compact spaces.
  • The roller stand is easy enough to use that it can be set up by one person.

Advanced Safety Features

New safety features, including a power reset, a better riving knife and a protected on/off switch.


  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • Large rip capacity
  • Allows for larger cuts than previous generations
  • Flip over fence allows for narrow cuts without interfering with the blade guard
  • Smooth and accurate adjustments
  • Includes onboard storage for accessories
  • Clear, easy to read controls
  • Durable for tough job site conditions
  • Easy to set up and break down
  • Heavy-duty, well-balanced stand
  • Advanced safety features


  • Not as portable as more compact models.
  • Doesn’t come with a dado plate.
  • A lot of plastic components. These materials keep the unit relatively lightweight, but some people might feel like this cheapens the saw.
  • Miter gauge leaves much to be desired. Serious woodworkers will likely want to acquire one separately.
  • No ½ degree markings on the bevel also makes accuracy more challenging.


The DEWALT DWE7491RS has something for everyone. It’s ideal for owners of companies who need advanced safety features on job sites, and it’s perfect for anyone looking to upgrade or acquire a bigger saw. This model, with its recent upgrades, provides users with the “Cadillac” of jobsite table saws but without an unnecessarily high price tag.

One thing to keep in mind that this saw is designed for users who are interested in its portability. While it is generally accurate and has excellent controls, it’s not realistic to expect the precision that comes with a shop saw. Instead, the goal of the DEWALT jobsite saws is to provide rugged durability. If that’s what you’re looking for, then this model should be at the top of your shopping list.


+Is this a good model for beginners?

Yes, this model is ideal for beginners and advanced users alike. It’s easy to use and set up, making it more than suitable for the novice woodworker. The safety features also help add some security for beginners who are still gaining skill and confidence. The advanced functionality and precision controls also make it a top choice among advanced users as well.

+What are the closed-up dimensions with the saw and stand?

When lying flat, the dimensions are 27 1/2" wide, 46" long (43" if you use the shorter handle length slots), and 25" high with the rail on (21 1/2" with it off). It’s worth noting that it can be stored standing up or lying down.

+Does this saw accept a dado blade set?

Yes, it will accept a 13/16” dado, and an 8” diameter blade, but it doesn’t come with a dado plate.

+What is the table top made of? Metal or plastic?

It’s an aluminum metal with a non-stick coating.

+What are the differences between this model and the previous generation DW744XRS?

  • New load blade speed is 4,800 RPM as opposed to 3.850 RPM
  • Dust port is ¼ inch wider at 2 ½ inches
  • Slightly heavier
  • Improved rolling system
  • Integrated tool and safety accessory storage
  • Improved fence system
  • New safety features include power loss reset, manual start button, improved tools-free blade guard, and a riving knife that goes up and down with the blade

+Can the saw be removed from the base?

Yes, if needed, you can remove the saw from the base. However, it’s a compact enough unit that you most likely won’t have to, especially once you fold the legs.

+How good is the miter gauge that comes with the saw?

The included miter gauge is considered average to below average for quality and performance. It’s small, short, and has some play to it when you put it in the slot. If you’re a casual, occasional user, it may serve its purpose, but if you’re an intermediate to an advanced woodworker, we suggest purchasing a better one separately.

Editor's Rating: 4.4/5

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About Jacob Hanson

Jacob is the Editor at He used to be the owner of a local construction company with over 20 years experience in the trade. He now enjoys thoroughly researching DIY tools as well as publishing guides to help readers.


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